Jyoti Bihanga in San Diego

Vegan MoFo Day 18:

Jyoti Bihanga is a restaurant run by the followers of Sri Chinmoy.  It is totally vegetarian with some vegan options and happens to be one of my favorite places to eat when I’m in San Diego.  I will always get the same thing here, because I just love it.  What is it?  Keep on reading, because I first have to tell you it comes with a salad.  You get your choice of dressing (vegan ones are clearly marked).  I got mine with the Lemon Tahini.  Simple and basic.  Now onto the entree…

Jyoti Bihanga Salad

Salad with Tahini Dressing

The Neatloaf ($12.95) is the most amazing vegan meatloaf I have ever had.  The first time I had this, I was with my mom and she just about flipped.  She said it reminded her of her childhood.  I’ve never had real meatloaf, but I can see where she’s coming from.  This stuff is good.  And it comes with some delicious mashed potatoes and gravy.  Yum.

Jyoti Bihanga Neatloaf


I also got something to-go for dinner.  I’ve had the Mock Duck Sandwich ($8.25) before and thought it was great.  Of course nothing on the menu will ever beat the Neatloaf, but this is a close runner up.  It’s made with their homemade BBQ sauce and served with those delicious mashed potatoes and gravy.

Jyoti Bihanga Mock Duck Sandwich

Mock Duck Sandwich

And since I was all the way down in San Diego – a place I frequent rarely – I thought I might as well get some dessert (you know – for blogging’s sake).  The Chocolate Mousse Pie ($5.95) is one of those vegan desserts made with tofu and natural sweeteners.  I thought it was a nice little sweet something, but not something phenomenal.  It was very chocolate-y and satisfying.

Jyoti Bihanga Chocolate Mousse Pie

Chocolate Mousse Pie

If you are ever in San Diego, you have to go and get the Neatloaf!  Even if you can’t eat it at that moment, get it to-go (it’ll taste just as good the next day).  Seriously.  You’ll thank me later.

3351 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 282-4116

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 am to 9 pm
Saturday noon to 9 pm
Wednesday 11 am to 3 pm

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